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Parker Reese’s Colorful Nursery


A bright and colorful nursery for a happy little girl. Bright, patterned fabrics are used to add the color into the nursery that has a decent amount of white on the walls with the board and batten. Birds and bird houses found their way into the theme and are sprinkled throughout the room.

Design Inspiration

We wanted something bright and colorful for our little girl and didn't want to do it in the traditional girly colors. So using yellow, coral, and turquoise along with white and gray accents we created just what we had in mind.

Decorating Style

I don't know if I have a specific decorating style. I enjoy interior design and have a bit of an eclectic taste. For the nursery, we combined the traditional board and batten with more modern touches and fabrics. We wanted something that wasn't too young or babyish so it could grow with her.

Project Details

-Crib and Dresser are from Burlington Coat Factory- Barcelona Set by Suite Bebe

-I bought the fabric for the bedding from and and my mom sewed it for me.

-The curtains were also sewn by my mom.

-The frames on the wall in the collage are from Cut It Out.

-The shelf, lamp on the shelf, and the turquoise storage ottoman are all from Target.

-The rocker is from a local furniture store and I painted the frame and recovered the cushions.

-The paint is from Lowe's and is low VOC.

-I created the initial art over the crib using canvases and wooden letters.

-I also created the bird mobile using fabric samples and just went out and found a tree branch that would work.

- I also bought frames and bird houses from Michael's and painted them to match the nursery colors.

-New knobs on the top row of the dresser came from Hobby Lobby.

-We already had the chandelier from a previous house and thought it would be a great idea to reuse it.

Favorite Items

1) One of my favorite areas of the room is the shelf area. I'm thrilled with how everything came together from the printable on the picture ledge to the little giraffe bank on the bottom shelf.

2.) I also love how the bedding and the curtains turned out since I bought all the fabric and wasn't sure how it would all look together.


-I started by choosing the color palette first and went from there.

-Use neutrals and bring in the pops of color with fabrics, lamps, and other small accessories.

-Buy furniture that can grow with your child so you don't have to spend more money in a few years as your child gets older.

Florence Amber

Saturday 21st of July 2012

Great and fun use of the primary colors! And oh, that artwork above the changing table and dresser is lovely and stunning.